FEST 2017: Oscar-nominated films in Belgrade

The Belgrade international film festival – FEST – will showcase this year almost all films nominated in the best film category for this year’s Academy Awards, a total of nine of them, and several others that are nominated in other categories.

Apart from the musical drama La La Land, that has swept the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, and has been nominated for 14 Academy Awards, FEST audience will also be able to see Theodore Melfi’s “Hidden Figures” with Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in main roles, David Mackenzie’s film “Hell or High Water”, a poignant drama “Manchester by the Sea”, directed by Kenneth Lonergan, and “Moonlight”, directed by Barry Jenkins.

Other films that will be screened at FEST are Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” with the legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert in the main role, and “Jackie” in which Natalie Portman brilliantly portrays the life of Jackie Kennedy-Onassis. Both Huppert and Portman are nominated in the actress in a leading role category for the Academy Awards.

FEST will take place from 24th February to 5th March in Belgrade and will showcase 95 films. Emir Kusturica’s latest film “On the Milky Way” and its main actress Monica Bellucci will officially open the festival.

The tickets for FEST officially go on sale on Saturday, 4th February.

(SeeCult, 02.02.2017)


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